… is Susan Cain: The power of introverts. “In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.”
Being interconnected with others is important, but so is being connected within our selves, and solitude is the vital soil in which this grows. It will be important to take the time to reflect on what we hear at TEDxExeter, whether on the day or after. I was hoping that we might be able to find a room where delegates could withdraw for some quiet space, but it doesn’t look as though there will be one available. Instead, the Exeter University campus does have some lovely green space just 2 minutes from the Northcott Theatre, so (weather-permitting) both introverts and extraverts could take a reflective walk.